• Summary
  • Contents
  • Subject index

The Handbook for Child Protection Protection Practice presents a comprehensive and critical portrait of the phenomenon of neglect. Drawing on theory, research and clinical practice experience, the contributors cover issues facing social workers. They provide a view of child neglect which moves beyond the current child welfare focus on parental omissions in care. Organized in question and answer format, topics covered include: engaging with the client; initial assessments for factors such as neglect and physical and sexual abuse; how to assess the family; interventions with various different emphases; and safeguarding the social workers well-being: legally, physically and mentally.

What Kinds of Questions in My Initial Assessment Interviews Will Generate Solutions and Enhance Safety?
What kinds of questions in my initial assessment interviews will generate solutions and enhance safety?
Insoo KimBerg

Contrary to the sensational stories portrayed in the mass media, the majority of protective services cases are not about brutal physical or sexual abuses or children who are killed by their caregivers. The most difficult and persistent, and thus most frustrating, cases are those that make you feel uneasy and not sure what to do. These are the multiple investigation cases, the serious neglect cases, and those that fall between the cracks of what the rule says and what your common sense tells you. The majority of your work is not clear-cut, does not involve ...

  • Loading...
locked icon

Sign in to access this content

Get a 30 day FREE TRIAL

  • Watch videos from a variety of sources bringing classroom topics to life
  • Read modern, diverse business cases
  • Explore hundreds of books and reference titles